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    Help me spend money on a TV

    Cut a long story short, I have separated from my wife and moved out leaving her with our 2 children (8&6). So far I have been staying at a friends but I am getting my own place at the weekend and I need a TV to connect my PS3 to mainly for Netflix.

    Few must haves
    Full HD
    2 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    32" minimum.
    £300 mark, I know I will not get something amazing for this but I cant magic money from out of space. In fact, I am selling my 2012 128gb Macbook Air to fund a TV and a few other bits

    A couple of cheap ones I have found knocking about

    Never heard of this brand, but its a 42", cheap and gets good reviews
    VIDA 421080 42in FHD LED TV - Televisions | Ebuyer.com

    32" Samsung
    SAMSUNG Series 5 UE32EH5000 Full HD 32" LED TV buy online | Currys

    40" with a 2 Year Warranty
    Hannspree SE40LMNB 40" Slim FHD LED TV - Televisions | Ebuyer.com

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    samsung one for me, had a couple of their TVs now, cant go wrong with them usually.

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    My in-laws have got one of these:

    Buy Technika 32-248 32 inch Widescreen HD Ready LED Backlit TV with Freeview from our LED TVs range - Tesco.com

    Decent price and seems like a nice set. It's better than the Toshiba we bought for about £30 more a couple of weeks before they bought that. LED backlit, full HD and very thin. You might even be able to buy it locally if you have a large Tesco nearby.

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    Only HD ready though, I want full HD

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Got a Samsung too - seems great so far. You can shave a few quid off that price at Laskys, too. I'm sure prices have gone up since we got ours - pretty sure ours was around £300 for a 37" Samsung (biggest that would fit in the available space) with VGA, DLNA, + 4 HDMI. Was about a year ago, so may be imagining it!

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    Another vote here for Samsung Tellys - got two myself connected to PS3s (upstairs and down).

    Solid build quality - crystal clear displays and a veritable wealth of connections on the back of both of them (plus - they were both much cheaper than the sony/other expensive brand alternatives).

    Last one I got was a 43" Full HD, 2xHDMI, 1xUSB (with the usual connections as well) for £400 quite a while back.

    You should be able to find something a bit smaller for £300 easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Only HD ready though, I want full HD
    If you read the write-up, it says Full HD and the specs give the resolution as 1920x1080

    Theirs is certainly full HD.

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    How about this,

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/Toshi...6c1ab87f105802

    5 year warranty 4 HDMI, PC Connection, Full HD , LED and under your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    If you read the write-up, it says Full HD and the specs give the resolution as 1920x1080

    Theirs is certainly full HD.
    Thanks, been looking at TVs for 3 hours, some details are getting fuzzy!

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Jonesy View Post
    How about this,

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/Toshi...6c1ab87f105802

    5 year warranty 4 HDMI, PC Connection, Full HD , LED and under your budget?
    No price and says out of stock

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    Personally I don't think you can go far wrong with an LG if you can find one in the budget with the specs. Samsung TV's tend to have display issues indecently quickly (at least the ones our family have bought in the past have). Panasonic are a great brand and go on forever but pricy. Everyone in our family has an LG now and not a single complaint amongst them.

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    I bought a 32" LG 16 months ago for £330 as a family TV, apart from the sound being very low (wall mounted so not ideal, sound bar to the rescure) the picture was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Only HD ready though, I want full HD
    They've actually changed the HD award scheme since it first came out.

    "HD Ready" now means up to 1080i, "HD Ready 1080p" is eaxctly what it says on the tin.. HD ready - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There's no 'Full HD" spec anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Thanks, been looking at TVs for 3 hours, some details are getting fuzzy!
    They'll be the lower - resolution details

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    No price and says out of stock [/QUOTE]

    Wow shows how quickly they changed it, it was priced at £249 but bit pointless as its out of stock.

    Keep an eye on Hot deals UK seen quiet a few TV's on there at the moment.



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